Autism/Asperger's/PDD Awareness

We are a community of many mothers coming together as one. We like to discuss many aspects of our lives, drawing from our common experience as parents, family members and those caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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Gluten free food

My son J is autistic and a very picky eater. I am going to gradually try to introduce him to gluten free foods , but I have had no success in finding these foods. Does anyone...

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need advice

my nephew has a form of autism called autrism and he asperger's along with other disorders. He has a tendency of not being able to keep his hands to himself at school. How can...

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Help! He's regressing

My son turns seven in August and he was diagnosed with high funtioning autism in April last year. Almost all of his "autistic behaviour" disapeared, but it has returned now....

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Stimming

My daughter (age 2 yrs 4 months) hasn't officially been diagnosed, but it looks like she is on the autism spectrum. The thing that I have the most trouble with is stimming. I...

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Driving

Wow, my son (20) finally passed his learners permit for driving. Now we have to teach him how to drive. Any suggestions on teaching him. I taught my daughter how to drive years...

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Problems with changes

My daughter Haleigh has a Non verbal learning disorder with short term and long term memory problems. She is on the spectrum. Haleigh will be going into 5th grade in the fall....

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Lack of Awareness of Autism

As a mother of a 5year old autistic son I am extremely suprised to find that many people are very nieve to the effects and levels of autism in children and just assume that the...

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6 year old autistic son

Hi my name is Hope and I am the mother of a 6 year old autistic/ adhd combined type. I decided yesterday to remove my son from the public school system. He had been through the...

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6 year old autistic son

Hi my name is Hope and I am the mother of a 6 year old autistic/ adhd combined type. I decided yesterday to remove my son from the public school system. He had been through the...

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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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Seeking advice for toddler

Thank you to anyone taking the time to read this. My son has just turned 2 and showing some signs of being on the spectrum as in he's not really talking and seems to have some...

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9 year old boy with PDD/PTSD

My son was diagnosed with P D.D. anxiety nos, explosive disorder and PTSD. I left his Dad in 2010. He was mentally and physically abusive. I thought with treatment and all the...

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Need Advice

I'm trying to find new ways to stay from stressing out. What do you other Autism Mom's do? Any tips?

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my 6 year old son wont sleep

my son is 6 years old and was recently diagnosed with autism he's on 70 milligrams of trazodone and still does not sleephe also is at the point where he's kicking and hitting...

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I feel so broken

I am reaching out to talk to a mother of a Aurtisic child/children I am a mother of 4 beautiful kids, my 15 yrs old daignosed with severe depression,14 yrs old, which is my only...

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Please help

Hi my 3 year old doesn't speak he says 5-10 words at most he doesn't enjoy playing with children except his brother (if he is alone with other children he will walk away n play...

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Tap To Talk

I have a 5 year old with ASD and he is non verbal, he has started using the PECS system at nursery and at home. Whilst scaning the internet yesterday i come across this system...